CLARKSVILLE GETS 100% GREEN DATA CENTER
The cloud giant Google, has just opened its new data center in Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the facility’s power usage is matched with 100% renewable energy.
Seated on the Clarksville site of Montgomery County, the $600 million green data center will source its power from several solar farms, as part of a deal the company established in January with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).
“We welcome Google to Clarksville and are thrilled with the growing technology sector right here in Tennessee. Our highly skilled workforce and Google’s reputation for innovation will be transformational for this area and beyond,” said Bill Lee, governor of Tennessee at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Google started the Clarksville project early last year, along with new facilities across the US which are part of the company’s global expansion plan. Since the initial announcement of its investment in the area, Google is reported to have given over $450,000 to local non-profits and schools, and has also worked with Austin Peay State University on the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative.
Currently, jobs are being advertised for the Clarksville site with a data center facilities technician position posted on a job site.
“While this project is a part of a larger nationwide network of data centers, Google has worked hard to make a strong local impact. We are grateful to Clarksville and Montgomery County for welcoming us into this great community, and that is why we have made a concentrated effort to give back,” said Enoch Moeller, Google data center site lead.
“We are thankful for the strong partners we have met throughout the process including the State of Tennessee, both local governments, the Montgomery County school system, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Austin Peay State University, and many more.”
The Jackson County data center in Alabama is the second Google facility that is being developed to benefit from the TVA solar deal.